Mini Trip Report: Lima, Peru
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- On 30 October 2019
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The Organization for American States (OAS) is committed to creating a technological foresight system. The Millennium Project has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to help create it. As part of this agreement, the OAS and CONCYTEC (Peru’s national council for S&T and Innovation) brought me to Lima, Peru to give the opening keynote address on future transformative technologies (https://www.slideshare.net/JeromeGlenn/oas-keynote-10-2019) to the OAS’s first conference on technological foresight. This was facilitated by Fernando Ortega, Chair of the Peru Node of The Millennium Project.
Francisco José Mojica, the Chair TMP Node for Colombian Node was the next speaker focusing on scenarios for Latin America. The two days were a rich menu of presentations on specific technologies from synthetic biology to nanotechnology. Toward the end of the second day I spoke again, this time to present Work/Technology 2050: Scenarios and Actions. Along with Javier Medina, of TMP/Cali, Columbia. I used the same presentation I gave at the Finnish Embassy (https://www.slideshare.net/JeromeGlenn/worktechnology-2050-scenarios-and-actions-launch-at-the-embassy-of-finland. The two-day conference was webcast to – I am told – over 15,000 people and recorded. I assume the video recordings will be available at https://prospectaamericas.org in a week or two. They should be in both Spanish and English. The presentations on specific technologies will be appropriate to those teaching future technological issues.
Next: Montreal to speak at the IEEE Sensors conference on future artificial intelligence governance.